Monday 20th April.
Have you got your login details for Microsoft Teams?
We are moving to using Microsoft Teams to allow children to keep in touch with their teachers and to share the work that they have done. Details of the work that has been set for this week are on Microsoft Teams.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and your login details will be sent to you. Also, use this email address if you have any questions about using Microsoft Teams.
Friday 3rd April
Hello Class 5!
So we're nearly at Easter which would have been two weeks off if we had been in school. I'm putting a few new things on the lists of work you've been assigned just to keep things but just do a little bit now and then over the 'holidays'. I'll leave all the other things on in case there are some things that you need to finish off.
Remember that there are lots of link to online games where you can revisit things you have learned about previously - but practice makes perfect!
This page gives details of the work is designed to be completed over the time that school is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
This initial set of work is designed to last until at least Easter but some aspects may take longer. This page will be updated with more work at regular intervals. You might like to get yourself into a routine if you can with allotted times for different subjects.
There are many website links on the Home Learning page that you can access as well.
Some of the work is suited to pen and paper and you can use the book school has provided; other pieces of work and projects may be completed using computers or tablets. The choice is yours.
Look at the image below and read the story opening.
It was the dead of night.
All that could be heard was the muffled beating of the creature’s enormous wings as it soared through the inky-black sky. Behind it, at the end of a frayed length of rope, sat the coachman. Coat wrapped tightly around his broad shoulders, his mission tonight was a straightforward one: to escort the two strangers to Castle Midnight. It all seemed straightforward to him. Even if it wasn’t, he always did as the Master bade. No one ever dared to disobey the Master, especially on a night such as this…
Continue the story?
Who are the two mysterious strangers?
What happens at Castle Midnight?
Why is the Master so formidable?
Think about when the story might be set.
Things to include:
Description of the coach travelling across the lake and then landing.
A description of the castle. How can description set the tone for the type of story you are writing? (Think about the words you choose and how they match the feeling you are trying to create.)
A range of punctuation. The basics should all be correct. Include some advanced punctuation: colons, semi-colons, dashes, brackets
Keep reading lots at home. Maybe you might start the day after breakfast with some reading - as we do in school. If you are running short of reading books, you can use the Oxford Owls website to access a selection of ebooks. Magazines, comics and other texts are all good reading too!
Use the My Class Login button.
The username is class5leh
The password is leh123
Daily audio books from David Walliams.
Each day, David Walliams is sharing a free audio book on his website. The address is https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/. Maybe even get a pair of headphones for a bit of quiet time while you enjoy the story.
Live English lesson from Pie Corbett https://radioblogging.net/
Each day from 9:30 until 10:30 Pie Corbett will lead an English lesson with interactive games and workshops. You will be familiar with the work of Pie Corbett even though you might not know who he is. He created the Talk for Writing approach that we use in school. (The story 'Hetty's Unicorn' is one of the stories he wrote.)
Finish your own version of the Hetty’s unicorn story. Here is a copy of the original story.
Use the story plan that you wrote in class. The intention is that you stick as closely as possible to the structure provided on the left hand side of the sheet.
The Pobble 365 website has fantastic images that you can use as for ideas - in fact there is one for each day of the year. Use the 'pick a day' option at the top right of the page. Each image has suggested writing activities and some sentence work that you can try. You don't need to do the exact one for the date you are doing the work. Have a look through for something that excites or interests you. You might make the writing from one of these images last over a few days if you decide to write a longer text.
Grammar and punctuation exercises and games
You have the spellings for the remainder of the half term. This page has the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling list from the National Curriculum.
There are new tasks on mathletics to complete
Simultaneous grids https://mathsbot.com/puzzles/simultaneousGrids
This is an activity that we have looked at in class. You need to work out the values of the symbols used to make the totals in each row and column.
You can make things more difficult by increasing the number of symbols and/or columns and rows.
Y6. Can you write an algebraic expression for each of the rows and columns on one of the grids.
White Rose Maths Hub is producing a series of home learning resources which include a short video and a set of focused questions based on the area of learning for the day. Some areas will have been covered by the children, which gives them chance to consolidate previous learning but others may be new and the videos will be especially helpful for this.
Each week will see a new set of videos and work activities released. There is more guidance on the White Rose Maths hub home learning.
We would like children to select from the resources provided for their year group. However, if your child finds this too difficult, it is perfectly fine for children to select from an earlier year group.
We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work in school so the children will be familiar with the layout and style of the problems.
Problems of the day. Click here to access these maths problems. Just do one day's worth at a time. They are the 2019 questions but are still good to use. I will post the 2020 problems here once they are all available. Here is a link to the answers. No cheating please but you can get an adult to check for you.
TT Rock stars – spend 10 to 15 minutes each day keeping your recall of times tables facts up to scratch.
Mathletics – complete the tasks made available and then use the free play options. More tasks will become available if the closure of the school extends over a longer period.
These links are good too:
Adaptation in animals
Click on the link to BBC byte size. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/zxg7y4j
Explain what adaption is in animals
Choose an animal and explain how it is adapted to its habitat. You could draw or find an image of your chosen creature and label it showing how it is adapted to its habitat.
These links are also good for revising some of the things you have already learned.
What was childhood like in Victorian times?
Create a booklet or presentation about this topic.
Some key questions to consider:
Compare the lives of rich and poor children.
What were the big changes that occurred in the Victorian era to improve the lives of children?
What did children do if they didn’t go to school?
You can branch out in any direction that you wish with this project. E.g. You might write about a day in the life of a child working as a chimney sweep or research the lives of the reformers such as Lord Shaftesbury and write a biography about him.
Try to find some examples of historical sources such as images or written versions of first hand accounts and use them to gather information about the lives of children in this era.
You could also produce a time line of the Victorian era that shows the main changes to the lives fo childen through this time.
Computing - scratch
Your scratch login details should be written in your reading records.
Look at the dodgeball game on Code Club: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/dodgeball
Play the game a few times and try to work out how the game has been created.
sprites and how they move;
the code that will be attached to each of the sprites.
Come up with a plan of how to create the game. If you get stuck at any time, you can use the hints and instructions on the Code Club website underneath the example of the game but it would be much better if you try out your own ideas first.
Drawing images that show perspective
Look at the website page https://www.wikihow.com/Draw-Perspective. Read about the method carefully.
Method 1, using one vanishing point, is tricky enough but if you compete this you could try one of the other methods.
Have a go at recreating one of these images using the vanishing point method. You could do a pencil sketch or add colour. It's up to you.
You could even take a photo of somewhere nearby and work out where the vanishing point would be.